22 March 2012
AN UNUSUAL HUANGHUALI CONTAINER
Carved on the front with three reticulated panels, the uppermost depicting a scholar and his attendant beside a deer in a pine grove, the central panel formed by a single shaped reserve, and the lower panel depicting two phoenixes amidst lotus and rockwork, all set within the beaded frame with rounded edges, the tall back panel terminating in a ruyi head carved in openwork, the whole raised on a low platform with shaped, beaded aprons and short tab feet
19¾ in. (50.3 cm.) high
Hei Hung Lu, Hong Kong.
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There does not appear to be any similar published examples to the present container, and it is possible that is unique. It may also be a variation of the touhu vase, meant to catch arrows thrown by participants.
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